Below are some Special events or classes hosted by the North Penn Arts Alliance.



For more information on the NPAA, please visit

On October 3rd, we started Art for Cancer Survivors & Caregivers. Join us so that you can express yourself with others in similar situations. Expression through the use of art has proven to help alleviate and relieve the stress.

This is an eight week Free session starting on October 3rd and running to November 21st. All of the supplies are provided, you supply the imagination and expression.  No judgments are made as we are all in this together.

These sessions are held at 125 N. Main Street in North Wales. The time of the sessions are from 12:30 to 2:30 in the afternoon.

Coordinator: Sally Neiderhiser

Another Community Program that we are currently running is Art for English Language Learners.  This is an eight week session already in progress but you are welcome to take part. Here you will learn English vocabulary related to art. Create your own works of art and communicate with each other in English. Wednesdays until November 8th from 10 am to 11:30 am.

Coordinators are Cecilia Zisk & Deb Celenza

Make Art Monday

October 15th at 125 N. Main St., North Wales

MAM Making Masks

We will be making Masks. Just in time for Halloween or the Community Masquerade Ball. We supply the foundation and the supplies to paint or decorate your mask you supply the imagination.  Costs for the evening is $5.00. The art making starts at 7:00 p.m.



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Open Night Poetry Night

Thursday October 18th 7:00 to 9:00 pm

We meet at 125 N. Main St., in North Wales.

Join us to share your poetry with others.





This class started on September the 18th, here you will learn how to paint with watercolor by two masterful instructors. You will learn techniques and how to master one of the oldest medias.

Tuesdays 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon until November 13th.

Fee for this eight week course is $120.00

Registration can be made by calling 215 393 9110


Cluster EarringsOne Day on October 11th from 12:30 to 3:00 pm. Learn how to make your own Cluster Bead earring set. Your instructor Liz Coates will show you how to make your own earrings from scratch. The kit includes 2 sterling silver ear-wires, 2 pieces of base metal chain (11/2” in length), 50+ base metal headpins, 50+ beads, 2
fancy headpins, 2 large beads. Cost for the class is $27.00 plus $15.00 (payable to the instructor) for the supplies.



4 weeks from October 16th – November 6th

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You will learn tile cutting techniques and mosaic application. You will complete 2-3projects, including a terra cotta pot and a frame. $35 Materials fee payable to instructor at first class. All necessary supplies will be provided but you may wish to add found objects or China to make pieces more personal.

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Instructor: Alissa Blumenthal





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8 weeks from September 19th- November 8th at 3-4:30 pm                                                  Cost:$120

Learn about poetry its many different forms. Learn to express yourself through poems.

You will never be alone with a poet in your pocket.”  — John Adams to his son John Quincy Adams

Instructor: Sally Neiderhiser



Students will learn, from a published Poet, how to express themselves through poetry.

Various forms of poetry will be explored.

4 weeks from October 4th – 25th at 4:30-6pm                                Cost: $79

Instructor: Sally Neiderhiser




MobileOne day November 1st from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Learn how to build your own copper wire wrapped bead mobile.  The Basic mobile frame kit includes: copper mobile frame, 16 gauge wire, 20 gauge wire, an assortment of miscellaneous beads and findings for the mobile. Your instructor Liz Coates will instruct you in wrapping the frame and mounting the beads. If you like to add our own touch she encourages you to bring along any of your own beads or elements that you would like to add to your mobile.

Class Fee: $36.00 Plus $20 (payable to the instructor)  for the supplies.

Finished value of your mobile will be between $75 to $100.

Composer, Musician, and Origami Artist Jay Ansill will  speak at the Monthly Meeting.

Many people have tried their hand at origami — from making something as simple as a folded paper hat to the trickier traditional paper crane. Doylestown Origami Artist Jay Ansill has enjoyed decades of creating creative paper sculptures that has led to his current “pink men” projePinkLionTamer (1)ct, featuring origami figures in variety of scenarios related to current events and popular culture, as well as authoring Origami Sourcebook: Beautiful Projects and Mythical Characters, Step by Step.

Jay Ansill will speak about his experiences and lead a hands-on origami project as the November speaker hosted by the North Penn Arts Alliance (NPAA) on Wednesday, November 7th, at 7 p.m., at the Lansdale Public Library, 301 Vine Street in Lansdale.

“Jay is a free spirited artist, chock full of creativity with a lot of fun ideas,” said Kim Newell, NPAA President. “I’ve been following the adventuJay Ansillres of his “pink men” for the past couple of years, and I look forward to hearing more about his process and taking part in the guided project.”

The November 7 presentation, which is free and open to the public, is part of the monthly speaker series hosted by the North Penn Arts Alliance during its meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at the Lansdale Public Library. The NPAA also offers exhibits, shows, and classes for children and adults through the North Penn School District’s Community Education program and at the North Wales Community Center at St. Luke’s Church located at 125 N. Main Street in North Wales.

For more information, please visit


Recycle your wine, beer or other glass bottles into beautiful decorative art pieces great for gift giving or to decorate your holiday table. You supply the bottles, 3-4 finished pieces.Decorative bottle 2.jpg

We supply the rest of the materials. Supply fee of $20, payable to instructor first class.

4 weeks from November 12th – December 3rd at 1-3 pm

Cost: $79 plus $20 materials fee

Instructor: Barbara Moss Buscher


Make Art Monday – Luminaires

November 19th starting at 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

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A two hour session of creating art and meeting friends. You may bring your own glass container or use one of ours to decorate. Tissue paper, glue, and glitter will be provided. You bring the imagination.

Cost for this event is $7.00.

More still to come.

For Further information on these classes or events please call us at 215 393 9110.  Or you can see the current list by clicking here .